Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 9 August 2020

Beyond the Headlines: how close are we to curing Covid-19?

With the race on for a coronavirus vaccine, we asked scientists when we can expect a cure and what are researchers studying

Top scientists across the world are putting their best foot forward to produce a vaccine for Covid-19 as soon as possible. There are more than 90 vaccines for the virus at different stages of development. At least six of these are already being tested for safety in people. What remains to be seen is which of these vaccines will be ready first and which one will be the most effective.

We talk to a senior lecturer in virology at the University of Kent, Dr Jeremy Rossman, and a visiting professor of science at Aston University in Birmingham, Robert Matthews, about the search for an effective vaccine. This podcast was hosted by Suhail Akram.

Read more:

Can you catch coronavirus twice? Doctors say it's unlikely

Remdesivir: is the antiviral drug a cure for coronavirus?

France and Tunisia working to secure stalled UN resolution on Covid-19

Updated: May 11, 2020 08:47 PM



Most Popular